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Republican senator: Scrutiny of Iran nuclear deal essential

Key Republican senator: Congress has rightful role to play in approving Iran nuclear agreement

Republican senator: Scrutiny of Iran nuclear deal essential

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says congressional scrutiny and approval of any nuclear agreement with Iran is essential and will help ensure the deal isn't a bad one.

Negotiators announced on Thursday a framework deal, which would be finalized by June 30.

Republican Sen. Bob Corker says Congress has a responsibility to tease out the details of the final plan, ask the Obama administration hard questions and then vote on it.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Corker was countering President Barack Obama's assertion that partisan politics in Washington could derail the landmark agreement to curb Iran's bomb-capable nuclear technology.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to meet April 14 to consider Corker's legislation to ensure Congress approves the final agreement.

Updated : 2021-09-18 06:18 GMT+08:00